ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her "conscience will not allow" her to follow a federal judge's orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina prosecutor will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, who is charged with the June murders of nine black worshippers at a Charleston church, court documents showed on Thursday. The 21-year-old Roof, who is white, has been accused by prosecutors of gunning down his victims, members of a Bible study group at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church, because it was a nationally known historically black church. Ninth Judicial Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson has scheduled a news conference for Thursday afternoon regarding the case.
By Joseph Ax and Steve Ginsburg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tom Brady triumphed over the National Football League on Thursday when a federal judge threw out his "Deflategate" suspension, clearing the way for the New England Patriots star quarterback to play in next week's season opener. In a setback for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the judge in New York vacated Goodell's decision in July to uphold Brady's four-game suspension over his alleged role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in the Patriots' January playoff victory.